dubfam, Mothering.com is a natural family living website. MDCers are supportive of natural parenting and natural feeding methods. It is understood by the vast majority of people who post on MDC that formula is a good thing to have available for *true* necessity, but that *true* necessity is rare. It is a fact that most women could successfully breastfeed if they had better support and more knowledge about it. If that were not a fact, the human species would have died out long ago. The formula-feeding that is not supported here (and, in fact, I believe is prohibited from being promoted) is formula feeding by choice. That is to say that we're not allowed to pat moms on the back and say, "It's ok if you just don't want to breastfeed."
Furthermore, you posted a pro-formula schpiel in the breastfeeding section. What, exactly, did you expect? I'm not saying that to be insulting or rude, but come on... Of course the women who would post in a breastfeeding area of a message board would support breastfeeding. It is exactly the same as going into The Case Against Circumcision and saying, "Are Circumcised Penises "Easier" to Clean Than Intact?" You just have to know your audience.
Now...onto other things...in the spirit of trying to understand... You say that your son spit up your breastmilk, but not the goats' milk formula you gave him. Did you try any elimination diets or anything? I'm wondering if he was reacting to something you were eating that a goat would not be eating.
What did I post that was pro formula????!!!!!!!: :
Please...elaborate. Because I am not pro formula in any way.
I just thought that maybe everyone was adult enough to have a grown up conversation without getting rude. I think everyone reading this thread realises that breast milk is better, as I have stated REPEATEDLY, but people have still felt the need to remind me just how terrible I was to give my son formula. And just how terrible formula is etc
The only point that I was trying to make is that FF is much more convenient, easier etc for a lot of women and that is a reason for a lot of ppl switching to formula. I think that we need to be more honest and admit that there are struggles with BFing and that it isn't the "easiest" route. I think that if women are realistically prepared about what it is like to breast feed then they have a much better likelihood of sticking with it.
And if you read my posts on this thread you will see what I went through with my son. YES I tried elimination diets.